from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A word puzzle, such as an anagram or one in which clues are given in a set of verses.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A riddle; specifically, a riddle formed by the arbitrary or confused mingling of parts or elements, which have to be recombined in proper order for the answer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A sort of riddle in which it is required to discover a chosen word from various combinations of its letters, or of some of its letters, which form other words; -- thus, to discover the chosen word chatter form cat, hat, rat, hate, rate, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several word puzzles in which the clues are in verse


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[logo– + Greek grīphos, fishing basket, riddle.]



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  • A puzzle whose parts are hint and glyph

    May amuse but remain a bit stiff.

    But muddle the middle

    For a much odder riddle,

    So sow confusion with a logogriph.

    April 24, 2014